Welcome to the UVU Pre-Health Site


 

Welcome to the Pre-Health website! We hope we can assist you on your way to becoming a professional. We encourage you to review the information on our website and watch the Pre-Health OrientationPre-Health Orientation movie prior to scheduling an appointment with our Pre-Health counselors.
Click here for the Pre-Nursing Orientation.Pre-Nursing Orientation

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Please be aware of the following policies:

  • Walk-in appointments are NOT available.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
  • 2 No Shows in one semester, you may be asked to wait until the following semester to schedule another appointment.
  • updating websiteThe Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy. If you are interested in those areas please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

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 (Click on the headings below for more information. Our News & Events information is updated regularly.)

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updating websiteThe Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy. If you are interested in those areas please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

     New PostingUpcoming Events

Pre-Med: How to Prepare for MCAT2015

Tuesday, November 11th — 12:30pm — LC 403m

Come learn about the resources available to help you prepare for the new MCAT!

 

 

Haircutting Fundraiser for UVU Pre-Med Association Presented by Renaissance Academie de Hair Design

Thursday, November 13th — 11:00am-2:00pm — Student Life Wall (Across from the UCCU branch and Bookstore)

No appointment needed.  Just walk on by and get a quick haircut for only $5.00!

 

 Pre-Dental: Roseman University Visit

Friday, November 14, 3pm.  (see UVU Pre-Dental Page for more information)

Roseman University has invited our club to visit their school.  Some current Roseman students will give us a tour of the facility and that will be followed by an information session.  

This is a great event, especially if you have never toured a dental school before. 

 

Pre-PA: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Information Session

Wednesday, November 19th —6:00pm — RMUoHP, 122 E. 1700 S., Provo

We will be attending an information session at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions on their new Physician Assistant program. We will be able to tour the campus, meet the program director, and ask questions!  Further details will be provided at a later date.

 

 

Pre-Med: Dinner with Doctors

Wednesday, November 19th —7:00pm — SC 206

Our annual dinner with local physicians!  This is one of the best, if not the best, chances you will have to sit down with local doctors from a variety of specialties and chat about anything. They will be open to questions about med school, applying, their specialties, spouse/family life, money, recommendations, contacts for shadowing, etc.  This is a paid event to cover catering costs. For a list of physicians attending, pricing and ticket information, click here: Dinner with Doctors Info

 


     New PostingInternship, Volunteer & Patient Contact Opportunities

NEW! Volunteer Opportunity: Utah County Crisis Line

Upcoming Training on November 15th & November 17th! Contact us at utahcountycrisisline@gmail.com soon! This will be the last training for the year!!!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 
Are you looking for a unique and fulfilling volunteer experience? Consider becoming a Lifeline at the Utah County Crisis Line. We are a free, 24 hour, confidential listening line that provides support and community resources for people in crisis. We receive calls for a variety of reasons including: thoughts of suicide, depression, addiction, sickness, death of a loved one, abuse, stress, or any situation the caller may feel unable to cope with. We listen and guide people to local agencies to help them find long-term solutions. 

As a volunteer you will gain professional training, work experience, hours that work around your schedule, volunteer tokens of appreciation, and personal fulfillment knowing that YOU are someone's Lifeline. The skills you learn will benefit you in your everyday life; at school, on the job, and in your relationships with others. 

To qualify:
• You must be at least 18 years of age.
• You must live in Utah County. 
• You must be willing to submit to a background check. 
• You must be mentally and emotionally stable. 
• You must be willing to make a 4 month commitment and work one 3 hour shift a week and 1 overnight shift every 4-6 weeks. 

Come join our team of caring individuals as we support the community with this valuable resource. For more information about training dates, applications, or internship opportunities, please email: utahcountycrisisline@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support! 
Website: www.crisislineuc.org
Like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/utahcountycrisisline

 

NEW!Healthcare-Related Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps, Medical/Dental Case Coordinator

AmeriCorps, a National Service program, is currently recruiting for opportunities in Provo for one year long positions starting ASAP. You will work as a Medical/ Dental Case Coordinator for residents in Utah County.

  • Requires 1700 hours (about 30-36hours a week)
  • Monthly living allowance ($1,000)
  • Earn a $5,550 scholarship for college or existing qualified student loans
  • Health Coverage, Relocation Allowance, and Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Receive training in job skills and career networking opportunities
  • Be part of a national movement that will improve the quality of life for millions of Americans
  • Possible paid internship hours can be completed during your 1-year term-discussed during the interview process
  • If you are a current student we can work with your academic schedule-all schedules will be discussed during the interview process as well

Position Description: Case coordinators work with clients and healthcare providers to schedule appointments and coordinate healthcare services for low-income, uninsured clients. 

Qualifications: MUST speak Spanish « Knowledge of medical terminology in Spanish a plus « Exposure to healthcare setting a plus « Must be comfortable using Microsoft Office applications « Must have own form of transportation « One year commitment required.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to ashlee@utahchc.org. Further information available on our website at http://www.utahchc.org/employment.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY Pre-Dent Club:

Some of you may know that the pre-dental club presidency finds a service project each year for our club members to participate in. Our VP of Service, Joey, found us an awesome to do this year!

Joey called the Utah Food Bank in Provo and tried to get an idea of how big of a need there is for oral hygiene products. Turns out it's HUGE with more than 150 requests per day! So we are doing an general hygiene product drive. The UFB director joked "yeah we would love 10 thousand products, but that will never happen".WE WANT TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN BY NOVEMBER 20!

 

  • GOAL: 10,000 HYGIENE PRODUCTS
    • tooth paste, tooth brushes, floss, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
    • You don't need to purchase these things. ASK the dentist you shadow to DONATE some of their products. Dentists love to be part of this stuff. 
    • You can add this drive to your ADSAAS application.  This donation is QUANTIFIABLE, which makes adding to your service portion easy and meaningful.
  • ​​Drive duration: October 6th to November 20 (Thursday prior to Thanksgiving)
  • Hands-on Participation: On November 20, from 2-4 we will present the donations and do service at the food bank.
    • ​Limited number of spots for this part.  We will 15 RSVP slots on OrgSync.com as the date draws closer.
  • ​Raffle: for every 10 products donated you get 1 ticket entered
    • ​We will have a roster where you can right you name next to the donation box, or you can email any of the presidency and we will enter you in the drawing.
    • We are also accepting cash donations. $1 can buy 15 lb. of food for the UFB. $5 will get you one raffle ticket.
    • Grand Prize: 2 Day Ski Passes! We are still deciding on which resort.​
  • Drop Box Locations: Doug's office and Club's offices

 

Patient Contact Opportunity: 5 Minute Clinic

5 Minute Clinic in Heber is hiring.  They are looking mainly for people who can work as many 10am-4pm shifts during the week as possible, Spanish-speaking is a huge plus.  It is about a 30 minute drive from Orem.  All on-the-job medical assistant training that includes blood drawing, IVs, X-rays, surgical assisting, injections, secretary duties, etc.  Pay starts at $9 and bumps up to $10 after being trained.  If you are interested in applying, e-mail your resume to Taylor Colvin at checolvin@gmail.com

 

Community Service/Volunteer Opportunity: Fourth Street Clinic

Fourth Street Clinic in Salt Lake City helps homeless Utahns improve their health and quality of life by providing high quality health care and support services. For many of these individuals, Fourth Street Clinic is their first and only chance at a diagnosis and on-going treatment. By increasing this population's access to primary care, Fourth Street Clinic is a major partner in ending homelessness, promoting community health, and achieving across-the-board health care savings.

 

The Clinic is launching the brand new Companion Care Program to give worldly and compassionate volunteers a chance to help the population we serve. Volunteers simply use public transportation to accompany patients to medical appointments at other facilities, helping them to complete their much-needed medical procedures while providing companionship and a sense of safety. More information is presented in the infographic below.

 

Paid/Volunteer Patient Contact: Harmony Home Health & Hospice

Now Hiring: Home Health Aids and Housekeepers.  Also looking for Hospice Volunteers.  If interested, please apply at www.harmonyhomehealth.com

Locations in Orem, Murray, Clearfield/Ogden/Logan

 

Volunteer/Community Service: UVU Special Olympics Club

The UVU Special Olympics team participates in Special Olympics events as well as helps to promote the awareness of the Special Olympics on the UVU campus. In the past, we’ve had a number of Pre-Health students who’ve been great participants in our club.

This is a great opportunity to become involved in many fun service activities and there are a lot of ways to be involved. In particular, we are looking for:

  • People interested in being potential club leaders
  • Volunteer athletes interested in practicing and competing alongside Special Olympics athletes
  • People to help coach track or soccer
  • Anyone interested in helping with the club or at Special Olympics events

 

If you would like to get involved, e-mail specialolympicsuvu@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/uvuspecialolympics/.

 

Volunteer/Patient Contact: GIANT Steps

GIANT Steps Autism Preschool has positions open for long-term volunteers who are interested in helping autistic children.

 

Great way to get in either PATIENT CONTACT or VOLUNTEER HOURS!!!!!!

GIANT Steps Autism Preschool is a treatment program through Wasatch Mental Health, which provides services for autistic children (ages 3-5) and their parents. Volunteers will help care for autistic children on a weekly basis at Foothill Elementary School in Orem (921 N. 1240 E.). Volunteers have the chance to receive special training and experience in different autism treatment methods.

****Previous experience with autism is not required **** 

GIANT Steps currently needs volunteers to help on bi-monthly on Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, and volunteers to help during the hours of 9 am–3:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday (a 2 hour weekly time commitment).

Volunteers dates for the semester will be as follows (Every night is a Tuesday unless indicated otherwise.):

11/11/2014

11/18/2014

12/2/2014

If you are interested in volunteering, please send a message with any questions to Trevor Bevan at volunteergiantsteps@gmail.com

Include yourname, phone number, and preferred e-mail address.  

***Qualified volunteers are always welcome.***

I look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Thanks,

Trevor Bevan

Program Director GIANT Steps

volunteergiantsteps@gmail.com

 

Volunteer/Patient Contact: Alpha Home Health and Hospice

Contact Bill Cox - billvcox@gmail.com  (801) 615-3426

 

Volunteer/Patient Contact: Symbii Home Health and Hospice

Contact Cory Astle - CAstle@symbiihealth.com  (801) 822-2676

 

Internship/Mentorship: UC Davis Department of Surgery

This is a unique opportunity open to all pre-medical students to be mentored by faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery.  This program is open to ALL pre-medical students regardless of year, academic standing, or academic institution. If you are interested in a career in medicine you are eligible to apply!  All undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students from all institutions planning on applying to medical school are eligible. This includes community college, CSU, UC, private university, and graduating high school students who are at least 17 years old.

Setting:  The site for the program is the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. This 650-bed hospital is the major teaching affiliate for the UC Davis School of Medicine. The Hospital serves an area of tremendous diversity in both cultural and socioeconomic background. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center, and home to the only burn center, children’s hospital, and transplant center in Northern California. Furthermore, it is the only institution of its kind in Northern California. It is one of the five busiest Trauma Centers in the country and has been featured in multiple television programs. Their focus of service to those most in need underpins the teaching activities in this setting.

The Department of Surgery consists of the following surgical subspecialties:

•              Trauma & Emergency Surgery

•              Cardiothoracic Surgery

•              Gastrointestinal Surgery

•              Bariatric Surgery

•              Neurosurgery

•              General Surgery

•              Burn Surgery

•              Pediatric Surgery

•              Otolaryngology Surgery

•              Plastic Surgery

•              Surgical Oncology

•              Urological Surgery

•              Transplant Surgery

•              Vascular Surgery

Details:  This is not a volunteering or shadowing program. This is a mentorship where you will be interacting with multiple physicians in the Department of Surgery. You will be working directly with physicians every step of the way, from seeing patients in the intensive care unit, to pre-operative, post-operative, bedside, trauma bay, operating rooms, clinics, conferences, journal clubs and rounds. You will experience the duties physicians perform on a daily basis. You will be part of the team and regarded as such. This program is under the supervision and guidelines set forth by the Chairman of Surgery at the UC Davis Health System.

This is an extraordinarily unique opportunity. Maturity, attentiveness, and being able to follow directions are imperative. This is a fast-paced environment where life and death are on the line every second of the day. Professionalism and maturity are expected. The surgeons voluntarily participating in this program are enthusiastic about having pre-med interns since they were once pre-medical students. Their goal is to give you the best learning experience possible. So please be respectful of them at all times. Additionally, we ask that you remain flexible and follow their instructions.

Spring 2015 Application Deadline: November 15, 2014 at 11:59pm PST  For More Information & Application: www.premedsurgery.org  Questions? Please contact:http://www.premedsurgery.org/contact/


     For Your Information

Get Involved: Join a Club, Pay Your Dues

UVU has several excellent clubs on campus especially for pre-health students: Pharmacy Club, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club, Pre-Dental Club, Pre-Medical Club, Pre-Optometry Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Pre-Physicians Assistant Club, etc. 

To join a club, go to: uvu.orgsync.com/org/clubs. To pay your club dues, visit the Clubs Office (LC 101A) OR pay online.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING DUES ONLINE:

  1. Login to your UV Link
  2. Click 'Student' tab
  3. Click 'Student Services and Resources' tab
  4. Click 'Pay Club Dues'
  5. Select your preferred pre-health club
  6. Enter payment info.
  7. Submit!

Professions

     Nursing

     Pre-Medical

     Pre-Dental

     Pre-Pharmacy

     Pre-Physical Therapy

     Pre-Occupational Therapy

     Pre-Physician Assistant

     Pre-Chiropractic

     Pre-Optometry

     Pre-Podiatry

     Pre-Veterinary


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